Clayton County Public Schools has recently been awarded a Gates Curriculum Implementation Grant for Middle School Mathematics, according to a press release.
Developed in partnership with Georgia State University and Curriculum Associates, the $1.2 million grant will support the creation and implementation of a replicable model to assist middle school teachers in their efforts to increase student achievement. The model created will provide teachers with targeted and consistent curriculum implementation support designed to enhance classroom instruction.
The grant is part of a new initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Announced during the 2018-19 academic year, the program seeks to support professional learning services that advance the implementation of high-quality core instructional materials. These Professional Learning Partnerships seek to demonstrate that professional learning services can have an impact on student outcomes greater than that generated by the adoption of a high-quality curriculum alone.
“Clayton County Public Schools is very excited to be part of this newly created Gates Foundation initiative that aligns with our work to cultivate a culture of high performance throughout our district and our community,” said Dr. Morcease J. Beasley, Superintendent/CEO.